In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 26, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week September 26, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Sept. 21-26, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Teresa Ann Morgan Allen

Teresa Ann Morgan Allen, 73, of Springfield, passed from this life on Tuesday September 21, 2021, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Friday September 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bishop Eugene Pitts and Pastor Joseph Hale officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with all of her grandchildren serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Teresa was born June 27, 1948, in Nashville to the late Wallace Leo and Helen Virginia Wade Morgan. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Apostolic Church in Springfield. Teresa loved shopping, working puzzles, and going to Cracker Barrel to eat. Those that knew her well, knew that she loved to eat ice. Teresa enjoyed going to church and studying God’s word. The two things she loved most in life was Jesus and especially spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Darlena Morgan Choate and Susie Morgan.

floral squareTeresa is survived by the love of her life for over 51 years, her husband Joe Allen of Springfield, by her two daughters: Tracey Knuckles and husband Timothy of Adairville, KY, Leanna Traughber and husband Joseph of Adams, by her sister: Michelle Fehrman of Orlinda, by her grandchildren: Tyler Knuckles, Dalton Knuckles, Wyatt Knuckles, Gracie Knuckles, Coby Traughber, and Lindsey Payne, and by her 9 great grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Walter Edward Hemingway

Walter Edward Hemingway, age 89, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away September 26th at his home.

He was born on March 15, 1932, in Farmington Maine, the son of Frank W. and Sadie M. (Stoddard) Hemingway. He graduated from Farmington High School and went on to serve his country for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean War. After his service, he and his wife, Maxine (Holsey), moved from Texas to Temple, Maine to raise their family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Maxine, his parents, seven brothers: Leon, Robert, Willis, Raymond, Frank, Harold (Stub), and Richard Hemingway, and six sisters: Romayne floral squareHobert, Viola Cook, Mildred Hemingway, Bertha Hellgren, Ina Eckert and Barbara Lyman.

Mr. Hemingway is survived by his daughter, Sherry Collins (Frank), sons, Donald Hemingway (Annie) and Thomas Hemingway (Vivian), grandchildren, Tasha Spruchman (Zach), Emily Hemingway, Seth Hemingway and Wyatt Hemingway, and great grandchild, Coraline May Spruchman.

There are no services planned at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Linda Faye Taylor Patton

Linda Faye Taylor Patton was born in Robertson County in Springfield, Tennessee on March 27, 1949 to the late James Taylor and Lena Ruth Frazier Taylor. She was called to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 26, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo Patton; parents; brother, Robert T. Taylor, and sister, Shirley Ann Taylor.

Linda attended and graduated from Bransford High School in the Class of 1967. After high school she served in the United States Army from 1967 -1970.

Linda, at an early age, joined Greater Whites Chapel C.M.E. Church. After relocating to the DMV area, she joined St. John ’s Baptist Church in Arlington, VA in 1988 where she was a faithful and devoted member of the Winter Season and Usher Board where she served as Secretary for many years. After returning to Springfield, she reunited with Greater South Baptist Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers where she served as secretary.
Linda had great work ethics. She was a dedicated employee and worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant at the D.C. Superior Courts in the Research and Development Division until her retirement in 2005. Linda moved back home to Springfield, Tennessee in August of 2005. Since being back she was actively involved with the Bransford Alumni Association where she served as secretary for many years. She also volunteered working to help children with CASA. Linda, like her sister, loved sports. Her favorite past time was to watch TV where she was an avid fan of Perry Mason, The Waltons and most movies black and white. She loved shopping and traveling with family and friends so much so that she was a part of the group Seniors On The Go up until her illness. Linda will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Shaun Patton, of Springfield, TN; daughter, Shana (Shawn) Ford, of Clarksville, TN; brother, James (Anita) Taylor Jr. of Nashville, TN; sister -in -law, Juanita Patton (Edward) Johnson, of Lubbock TX; niece, Tennille floral square(Arthur) Chapman; nephew, LeQuent Taylor; grandkids; Amari Ford, Shaun Patton Jr., and Shaquon Patton; great nephew, Isaiah Chatman; and a host of cousins, friends, and church members.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral will be Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Greater South Baptist Church with Reverend Ricky Summers, Officiating and Pastor Samuel Stratton, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Elizabeth Ann Smith

Elizabeth Ann “Grannie” Smith, age 79 of Greenbrier passed away Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be 2 PM, Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Phillip Shadownens officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Adairville, KY with Jason Taylor, Brandon Sloan, Bradley Arms, Dustin Arms, Nathan Jarrett and Tanner Arms serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 10 AM until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born August 8, 1942 in Adairville, KY to the late Loy and Irene Shoulders Yates. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Douglas Smith; sister, Lillian McComas and one great-grandchild.

She worked in Customer Service at Walmart and babysat. She loved her family very much, especially the grandchildren and the children for whom she babysat. She enjoyed flowers, going to the races, puzzles and collecting Campbell’s Soup items.

floral squareShe is survived by children, Jimmy (Karen) Davenport, Melissa (Daffy) Mefford, Michael Davenport, Steve (Shannon) Davenport, Kim (Donnie) Heatherly, Keith Smith, Mia (Charlie) Briley; brother, Harold (Carol) Yates; sister, Hazel Dawn Davenport; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren on the way.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Bonnie Sullivan

Bonnie Sue Sullivan, age 83 of Fairview, Tennessee, died Sunday, September 26, 2021 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home in Nashville at 1:00PM on Thursday, September 30th, with Rev. Peter van Eys officiating. Burial will follow in Lampley Family Cemetery in Fairview with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Sullivan was born on August 4th, 1938 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Olaf and Gertrude Moore Moulton. She was a homemaker who loved to dance and fish with her husband. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Joe Moulton, and Bobby Moulton; and sisters, Ruth Wilson, Melba Ellis, and Judy Rowland.

Survivors include her loving husband, David Sullivan; sons, Brent (Lisa) Binkley, and Tony (Misti) Binkley; daughters, Tyanna (Marty) floral squareMangrum, and Dana (Tony) Berry; sister, Gail (Gene) Underwood; grandchildren, Tanner & Jaden Binkley, Skye Stalsworth, Jessie Bell, Landon Binkley, and Cameron, Alex, Max, & Emmi Mangrum; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon Binkley, RaeLynn & Riley Mangrum, and Brooks & Riley Bell.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View assisted the family with the local arrangements.

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Obituary for Phillip Scott Hopkins

Phillip Scott Hopkins, age 52 of Greenbrier passed away Friday, September 24th, 2021 in Titusville, FL.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

He was born in Nashville, TN on October 24, 1968 to the late Robert Eugene Hopkins and Barbara Jane Trotter Puckett.

He worked as a Caulker/water proofer in the construction industry. He loved his family very much and loved working as an Umpire. He enjoyed boating, fishing, NASCAR, UT Football, riding his motorcycle and watching western movies, especially John Wayne movies. He also loved his dog Maggie Moo and enjoyed a good greased pig contest and his pet pig Sally.

floral squareHe is survived by children, Kristin Moore of Bellevue, TN, Josh (Heather) Hopkins of Springfield, TN, Jake Hopkins of Greenbrier, TN; mother, Barbara Trotter Puckett of Goodlettsville, TN; brothers, Gregg Hopkins of Goodlettsville, TN, Kelvin Hopkins of White House, TN, Larry (Becky) Puckett of White House, TN; grandchildren, Aubrielle Moore, Braxton Davis and one on the way, Beau Ray Hopkins.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Martha Mai Dickerson

Martha Mai Dickerson was born January 17, 1943 to the late William and Dorothy Poindexter, in Springfield, Tennessee. She departed to her heavenly home on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Her smile and personality will be greatly missed.

Mai, as she was fondly known, was educated in the Robertson County School System. She graduated from Bransford High School, Class of 1960.

She had a successful career as a beautician, as well as maintaining a position at Oscar Myers from which she retired.

She was a devoted member of St. John AME Church.

Mai is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew Dickerson; brother, James “Sim” Poindexter; sister, Brenda “Brent” Poindexter, and daughter, Mia Shaw.

She leaves to cherish her memories: daughter, Carmen (Robert) Sikofa; grandchildren, Natasha Dickerson, Andrecus Dickerson, Calvin Shaw Jr., and Calvonta Shaw; great-grandchildren, Jamari Dickerson, Aayden Dickerson, Sabir Williams, Jr.; and Royal Williams; son-in-law, Reverend Calvin Shaw, Sr.; sisters, Berthina (Willie) Holt, Estella Jean Pettis, Jackie (Dennis) Barbee, and Barbara (Ronnie) Martin; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Tim) Martin floral squareand Shirley Dickerson; a host of nieces, nephews, friends, acquaintances; dedicated friends, Paula Payne, Anna Chatman and Tavie Ellis; other family and friends

Viewing, Visitaion, and Funeral was Saturday, October 2, 2021 at W. D. Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor Omaron D. Lee, officiating and Reverend Calvin Shaw, Sr., Eulogy.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Ronnie Gayle Tomlinson

Age 73 of Cross Plains passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at his home. He was born January 11, 1948 in Hartsville, TN to Charles B. & Mary Frances Pearson Tomlinson. He proudly served his country in the US Army in Vietnam. He worked as a cook in the restaurant industry before his retirement and was a member of The Church of The First Born.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Phyllis Tomlinson, Cross Plains, TN; son, Lee (Jessica) Tomlinson, White House, TN; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Felts, floral squareAshland City, TN; brothers, Mark Tomlinson, Huntsville, AL and Bobby Tomlinson, Clearview, TN; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery at 10am with military honors.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Steven William Boaz

Steven William Boaz, age 72 passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at NHC Springfield.

His remains are to be cremated and no services are planned.

He was born in Great Falls, MT on July 26, 1949 to the late Marion and Katherine Boaz. He was a Car Salesman in the Automotive business and was a Veteran of the US Marines. He loved his family very much and enjoyed going to car shows.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruby Hamby Boaz of Springfield; son, Travis Boaz of Springfield; daughter, Amber (fiance’ Shane Matthews) Westerhuis of Mt. Juliet; brother, Ronald Boaz of Nashville; grandchildren, Kendal Boaz and Lane Matthews.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Steven Rylee Biggs

Age 36 of Cottontown passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born December 19, 1984 in Madison, TN to Allen Dale & Sharen Nix Biggs. He had worked as a forklift operator for SR Smith and was a tattoo artist apprentice. He was a 2003 graduate of White House High School. Steven was a loving father and husband. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was especially close to his mother. His dream was to be a tattoo artist. He enjoyed playing video games, furniture building and graphic design. He was very artistic.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Allen & Ercia Biggs; maternal grandparents, H.C. Nix & Phyllis Newsom; brother Jason Shankle. He is survived by his wife, Alanna Biggs; daughter, Khloe Skye Biggs, both of Cottontown, TN; son, Cain Ingram, Mount Juliet, TN; parents, Dale & Sharie Biggs, Cottontown, TN; sister, Tara (Ali) Malakouti, Brentwood, TN; nieces, Hayden, Ella & Olivia; best friend, Tiffany Patana, Portland, TN.

Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Mike McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in floral squareWalnut Grove UMC Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family is planned for Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Austin & Bell to help with funeral expenses. Debit or credit card payments will be accepted by calling the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Maie Edmonds

Maie Wilson Edmonds, age 88 of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at NHC Springfield. Funeral Services will be 5pm on Sunday, September 26th at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Greenbrier with Bro. Chad Phelan and Bro. Jack Evans officiating. Jeff Wilson, Jim Perko, David Cohea, John Bush, John Twist, Wayne Semore, Harvey Major and Gary Suter will serve as pallbearers.

There will be a private family burial at a later time.
The family will receive friends at the church 3pm until time of service on Sunday.

She was born January 20th, 1933 in Gallatin, TN to the late Burge K. and Roxie Emma Duke Wilson. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Leo Wilson, Robert Wilson and sister, Ethelean Draper.
She worked as a Clerk / Supervisor for South Central Bell Telephone Company and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she loved to work with the young people. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as “Gransam”. She enjoyed reading, cooking and being a homemaker.

floral squareShe is survived by her husband of 70 years, Bobby Franklin Edmonds of Greenbrier; sons, David (Venice) Edmonds of Hendersonville, Daniel (Terri) Edmonds of Pike Road, AL; grandchildren, Krista (Kevin) Sykes, Joshua (Lindsay) Edmonds, Lydia (Blake) Cobb and 6 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church Building Fund in her memory.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

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Obituary for Vivian Kristeen Bentley

Age 102 went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at her home. She was born May 12, 1919 in Seattle, WA to Joseph C. & Dora Paul Harrison. She was raised in Pasadena, CA. Mrs. Bentley spent her life playing piano in church. At the age of 15, she was the pianist for a college church in Pasadena. She used her talent to complement her husband’s ministry. She was a member of First Baptist Church Pomona, CA.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rev. Ralph C. Bentley; grandson, Mike Harwood; 2 brothers, Francis E. Beck and Paul D. Beck. She is survived by her son, Rev. David C. (Sheryl) Bentley, Colorado Springs, CO; daughters, Martha Bentley, Goodlettsville, TN, Debra (Terry) Robinson, White House, TN and Kris (John) Mullins, Roseburg, OR; 11 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Rev. David C. Bentley officiating. Interment will follow in Halltown Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, October 1, 2021 11am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Carla Smith Hogan

Carla Smith Hogan, age 52, of Pikeville, TN and formerly of Greenbrier, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Hogan was born July 29, 1969 in Springfield, TN to the Mrs. Gloria Brown Smith and the late Carl Gene Smith. She is a graduate of Greenbrier High School and former employee of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

floral squareIn addition to her mother, Mrs. Hogan is survived by her husband, Fred Hogan, III; brother, Casey (Megan) Smith; and nephew, Oliver. She is also survived by close family friend, David Mills and her beloved rescue dog, “Oreo”.

This obituary is compliments of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

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Obituary for Thomas Lionel Kessler

In loving memory of Thomas Lionel Kessler born December of 1937, age 83 of Hendersonville TN, passed away on September 21, 2021.
Tommy loved being outdoors enjoying all of nature’s wonders and walking every day. He also enjoyed long conversations especially of times gone by and absolutely loved spending time with his great grandchildren. Tommy was always such a hard working man, very strong and healthy. Then CoVid.

He leaves behind 3 children (daughter in law and son in law) Mark S. Kessler (Sheila D. Kessler) of Hendersonville TN, Timothy ‘Scott’ Kessler of Nashville TN and Sherry Kessler Lawrence (David Martin Lawrence Jr) of Calera, AL.; 7 grandchildren, Cody B Kessler, Michael R Kessler, Scott T Stephenson, Chelsea D Hedrick, Krista Kessler Easterling, David Martin Lawrence lll, and Daniel Scott Lawrence; 9 great grandchildren, Zoey D Hedrick, Brylin M Hedrick, Axel T Stephenson, Paisley J Hedrick, Kamron Baylee Easterling, Darryn Blake Easterling, Mickori Jeanaye Easterling, Matthew Thomas Kessler, and Markus David Easterling; and his former wife and life long friend, Anne P. Kessler of Nashville TN.

floral square“Grandad” will be missed and forever be in our hearts. And lastly we would like to end this tribute of our dad with his favorite quote:
“ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST”
*A special thanks to the ER nurses at Hendersonville Hospital, they were wonderful and we appreciate all you do.*

As per Tommy’s wishes there will be no services planned.

Obituary provided by Austin & Bell Funeral Home Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Wendell Carver

Wendell Everette Carver, age 87, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at his home at Springfield Heights. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 12pm in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Stephen Head officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Private visitation will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Mr. Carver was born September 11, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Thomas and Bessie Merideth Carver. He worked as the Manager in the Meat Department at H.G. Hills.

In addition to his parents Mr. Carver is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Head Carver; his sister, Pauline Adcock; and his half-sister, Edna.

floral squareMr. Carver is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Carver and Mark and wife, Vicki Carver; daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and husband, Lloyd Huang; sister, Ruth McClard; grandchildren, Matthew Carver, Joshua Carver and Michael Huang; and great-grandchildren, Colton Carver, Camber Carver, Matthew Carver and Sean Carver.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Ramona Chan Chay

Ramona Magdalena Chan Chay, age 45, of Springfield, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Local services are incomplete at this time. After services here Mrs. Chan Chay’s remains will be returned to her hometown in Guatemala.

Mrs. Chan Chay was born June 5, 1976 in Guatemala to Mr. Marcos Chan Tizol, who still resides in Guatemala, and the late Mrs. Virginia Chan Chay. She was a homemaker and communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

floral squareIn addition to her father, Mrs. Chan Chay is survived by her husband, Antonio Perez Huinac; sons, Marcos Armando Perez Chan, Juan Alberto Perez Chan and Josue Antonio Perez Chan; and daughter, Apolonia Aracely Perez Chan.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Jackie Bedford McMurtry Sr

Age 83 of Cottontown passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at his home. He was born October 7, 1937 in Indianapolis, IN to Robert Lee & Maude Mae Cole McMurtry. He worked as a sprinkler fitter for the Local 669 Sprinkler Fitter’s Union until his retirement. Mr. McMurtry was a Mason and a 50 year member of the Burton Lodge, the Local #669 Sprinkler Fitters Union and Walnut Grove UMC Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and sports. He had coached little league baseball and football.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Craig Randall McMurtry; son-in-law, Christopher John Midgett; two sisters, Viva Lois Savage and Evelyn Crew; one infant sibling. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 61 years, Lollie McMurtry, Cottontown, TN; son, Jackie B. McMurtry, Jr. Cross Plains, TN; daughter, Teresa Michelle “Missy” Midgett, Cottontown, TN; sister, Peggy Young, Goodlettsville, TN; two grandchildren, Jonathan Cody Midgett and Chase Randall Midgett; one great-grandchild, Cadence Rose Midgett; five special nieces, Pat Gammons, Sharon Groves, Deborah Cook, Diana Young and Brittany Lawson.

Funeral service was held Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House. Interment followed in Walnut Grove UMC Cemetery with family floral squareand friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Thursday, September 23, 2021 4-8pm and Friday, September 24, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home. A Masonic Service was held Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6pm in the funeral home chapel.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Pat Wallace

Patricia Sue Wallace “Pat”, age 72 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, September 20, 2021 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 25th, with Rev. Rex Stout officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, September 25th from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mrs. Wallace was born on November 20th, 1948 in Peebles, Ohio to the late Foster and Mildred Jones. She was a retired Librarian in the Cheatham County school system. She was a member of the Clarksville Community First Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Terry Wallace.

floral squareSurvivors include her sons, Duane Wallace, and Kevin (Dana) Wallace; sister, Nancy (Lee) Harwood; grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” Wallace and her mother and step-father, Theresa & Brad Cressman, Carter Wallace, and Haylee Wallace; mother-in-law, Thelma Wallace; and sister-in-law, Donna (Bill) Brewer.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for W.F. “Clayne” Jones

W.F. “Clayne” Jones, 92, of White House, passed away on Monday September 20, 2021, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Rick Robinson officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family received friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Jones was born February 9, 1929, in Orlinda to the late Mack and Molly Harris Jones. He was a retired farmer, and he attended Milldale Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jones worked, and his hobby was work. Every now and then he might slip off and do a little fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Nancy Pope Jones, by his grandson: Joe Thomas Jones, by his brothers: Thomas “Tuck” and Ralph Jones, and by his sister: Margaret Brown.

floral squareMr. Jones is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Tom “B.T.” and Betty Jane Jones of White House, by his grandson: Jerry Jones and wife Davida, by his great grandchildren: Savannah and Jackson Jones, and by his brother: Jesse Mack “Benny” Jones.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Milldale Presbyterian Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Della Lee “Lady Lee” Smith

Della Lee “Lady Lee” Smith, 64, of Springfield, passed from this life on Sunday September 19, 2021, at her home. Celebration of life services were conducted Saturday September 25th at 12 noon in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Della was born April 10, 1957, in Springfield. She had worked as the manger of Springfield Krystal for many years. Her favorite pastime was relaxing on her front porch. Della was preceded in death by her mother: Ella Lee Smith Head, by her sister: Bertha Smith, by her grandson: Christavis Sunbear, by her partner: Cal Thomas Payne, and by her brother-in-law: Jimmy Taylor. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Antonio (Amanda) Smith of Springfield, and Jonah (Rachel Ryan) Smith of floral squareSpringfield, her brothers: James Head of Bowling Green, KY, and Tim (Pam) Baker of Springfield, her sisters: Lillie Taylor, Florence Head, and Louise Head all of Springfield, her grandchildren: Tanisha Smith, Keshaun Smith, Kenyon Smith, De’Lyana DiDonato, Justice Smith, Alex DiDonato, Jonah Smith, Jr., Tianna Burdge, Jacob Ryan, and Jada Ryan, her great grandchildren: K’layah Wilson, Navia Blakemore, and Ariella Ortiz.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Emma Dian Sweatt Parks

There was a public graveside service on Friday September 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the graveside service on Friday. All were welcome to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Springfield, in Ms. Dian’s memory, and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home

In Loving Memory

Emma Dian Sweatt Parks

August 19, 1937 – September 19, 2021

Dian was born August 19, 1937 in Logan County Kentucky to the late Hugh T. and Annabelle Watkins. At a young age, Dian married Paul Clinton Sweatt in 1953. To this union there were six beautiful, loving children: Billy Mac Sweatt (Karen), Paula Dian DeBerry (Ron), Patricia Annette Sloan (Robert), Alan Drew Sweatt, Pamela Gwen Worsham (Jerry), and Clinton Scott Sweatt (Ginger). To these were born ten “truly” grandkids: Clint and Casey Sweatt, Ryan and Jena Clinard, John and Lyndsey Worsham, Paul, Elizabeth, and Olivia Sweatt, and Rob DeBerry. Dian also had 16 great grandchildren: Corbin and Colton Sweatt, Hudson, Carson, Dawson, and Jackson Clinard, Emma Welch, Annabelle, and Mary Rhett Story, Will and Matthew DeBerry, Pearson, Duke, and Ruby Jo Worsham, Jerrilyn and Weston Baldwin.

In 1978 Dian’s husband, Paul Clinton Sweatt died prematurely at age 43. Dian had six children by age 29 and was widowed for the first time at age 39, but was an unbelievable Mother through all those times and much loved by her children. Dian’s heart was broken again with the loss of her much beloved daughter, Patricia, who died in 2011, and then her loving son, Alan, in 2019.

Dian was a widow from 1978-1988 at which time she married William Porter Parks and acquired an even larger step family of five: Mike, Steve, David, and Chris Parks, and Mary Gortney. After 29 years of marriage Porter passed away in 2017 leaving a big vacuum in her life. Dian also had 9 step grandchildren and 9 great step grandchildren.

Dian dedicated her life to Jehovah in November 1978. Her love and desire were to witness to all and make Jehovah’s name known and to preach about his Son, Jesus Christ, and the heavenly kingdom and the government that will bring peaceful conditions to all floral squaremankind. She made this and her family her focus, especially after retiring from Kroger after 30 years.

She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed, but she will live on in all her family and friends that loved her so. In lieu of flowers Dian has requested donations be made to her congregation: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Springfield, Tennessee.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Elizabeth Lane

Elizabeth Lane, 99, of White House passed away Sunday September 12, 2021 at her home. Born February 26, 1922 in Jackson County, TN she was the daughter of the late Lee Meadows and Ella Jones Meadows.

Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her husband of 60yrs., Edward S. Lane; two sons, Ray and Eddie Lane; three grandsons, Mark, Darrell and Ben Lane; and her five siblings. As a child, Elizabeth, her mother and her five siblings traveled on a flat boat down the Cumberland from Jackson Co. to Old Hickory, TN.

She was one of the first telephone switchboard operators in White House and had also worked as a cashier at the Dollar Store. While her late husband was serving in the Navy, she made two trips by train to Boston to see him. Family was extremely important to Elizabeth. She loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son Terry Lane (Barbara Costellow); grandsons, David Lane & Jeff Lane; granddaughters, Crystal Reddick (Joe) and Angela Isabell (Tommy);Brenda Chamberland (Gene), Cindy Pratt, daughter-in-law, Gail Hicks; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

floral squareA Celebration of Life Service wwas held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN Friday at 11 AM followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation wwas held at the funeral home Thursday from4 – 7 PM and Friday from 10 – 11 AM. Pallbearers were David Lane, Jeff Lane, Kolby Lane, Tyler Lane, Luke Reddick and Caden Isabell.

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Arrangements entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN

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Obituary for Gracie Haley Hyde

Gracie Faye Haley Hyde, age 73 of Greenbrier passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021 At Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN. at 11pm.

Funeral Services were held at 2 pm on Thursday September 23. 2021 at Austin Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel with Bro. Jack Martin officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Family received friends from 10 am till time of the service. Burial followed at Springfield Memorial Garden.

Gracie was born July 6, 1948, at home on the Ben Baggett Farm in Adams TN. She was born to the late Robert Lester and Emma Lou Jackson Haley. Gracie had a sweet spirit about her, coming from her love for the LORD. She was saved and baptized At Whitakers Grove Baptist Church as a young girl and carried out her Christian walk through her life.

On October 20th, 1974, Gracie married Joe Henry Hyde at Southern Heights Baptist Church in Russellville, KY. He proceeded her in death on August 1, 2015, after 41 years of marriage. After marrying, Joe & Gracie became faithful members of Greenridge Church of Christ in Greenbrier. To this union was born one son, Joseph Patrick Hyde. Gracie was a devoted and loving mother staying home to care for her son until he was in high school.

She also worked as a Candy Striper at Springfield Hospital and a Nurses Tech at Russellville Hospital. Gracie also worked for a good while at Arby’s making biscuits for breakfast.

Gracie retired from the Cheatham Park Elementary School where she was a Cafeteria associate for several years.

Gracie is survived by her son, Patrick, his wife Kanda Hyde. Gracie was a proud grandmother to her two grandsons, Todd age 9 and Toby age 5. She loved her family dearly. She often babysat for the boys and enjoyed them teaching her to play their games.

She is also survived by her brothers, Ernest Haley of Oakville, KY., Jerry, and wife Peggy Haley, Russellville, KY, Sisters, Betty Sheldon, and Martha Jane White of Springfield, TN, Also, Barbara Hines of Russellville, KY. And sister-in-law Patty Haley, Goodlettsville, TN.
She is proceeded in death by her brothers, Robert Henry Haley and Phillip Haley, and Robert Lester JR, who passed at birth, Sisters Francis Ballance, and Laura Haley.

floral squareWhat lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Gracie was a good Christian wife, mother and friend. Working hard as a child in the fields and at home taking care of her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Johanna Elizabeth Barendse

Johanna (Jana) Elizabeth Barendse, 59, passed away at her home in Hendersonville, TN on September 18, 2021 surrounded by her husband, daughter and sister. Jana was born August 28, 1962 in Lady Grey, South Africa.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jacobus (Koos) Paulus Nel and Jacoba (Koba) Elizabeth Stella Nel. She is survived by her husband Andre (Doc) Paul Barendse, daughter Angie Barendse Cook and sister Hendrika (Rika) Christiana Terblanche.

Jana studied nursing at S.G. Lourens College of Nursing in South Africa and was a registered nurse for 36 years. Jana married her husband Doc on Dec 8, 1984 and had one child, Angie, who is expecting their first grandchild in early 2022. Jana attended Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN. Jana’s joys in life include her family, her love for plants and animals (especially dogs), and traveling. Jana touched the lives of many and is loved by many floral squarefriends around the world. Jana has a giving and nurturing soul who will be dearly missed.

Private services for Jana was held for family and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date during Spring, Jana’s favorite season.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Brandon Shay Gillespie

Brandon Shay Gillespie, age 51 of Greenbrier passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN.

Funeral services were held at 2pm on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home with Bro. Kirk Wall and Bro. Tol Burk officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with Ryan Gillespie, James Binkley, Mitchell Binkley, Shane Gillespie, Caleb Gillespie and Michael Carter serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, September 21st and 11am until 2pm on the day of service at the funeral home.

He was born December 1, 1969 in Nashville, TN to the late Donald Gillespie and Nancy Gail Hooper Gillespie. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scott Gillespie.

He worked for the City of Springfield as a Senior Equipment Operator and attended Skyview Church of Christ and Memorial Blvd. Church of Christ.

As a boy, Brandon loved playing outside in his overalls, playing in the dirt, and with his trucks and tractors. He was adventurous and mischievous, and he loved to play pranks and aggravate people, which he carried into adulthood. However, if you had the privilege of knowing him, you would know that him aggravating you meant he like you that much more. Much like his father before him, he did not care about accumulating worldly possessions but rather enjoyed time with his family and making memories. One of the people he enjoyed making memories with the most was his high school sweetheart who he quickly got married to, had a loving family with, and spent the last 33 years with. He became a father and a husband at an early age, with that being a challenge for a young person he did a fantastic job being a great provider and loving father. Outside of being a family man over the years he has enjoyed many things such as attending church, reading his Bible, fishing, traveling, and just being outdoors. A couple of things that he enjoyed most was having day long jeep adventures with his wife by his side, and having a good lake day with his family especially if it involved Dale Hollow Lake. A little over 3 and a half years ago, he got his wish of becoming a grandfather to a precious granddaughter who named him Poppy when she was able to first start talking. The last couple years he has enjoyed doing that most. Not only was he a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to his immediate family, but he was also a wonderful son, brother, and uncle to the rest of his family. He was an all-around great person who truly had a heart of gold. He was the type of person who would not hesitate to help anyone and would not expect anything in return. He had beautiful blue eyes and a contagious smile – you just couldn’t help but to have a good time when he was around. It was truly a great honor to have had him be a part of our lived while on this earth. It wasn’t long enough but it reality, it never would have been.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife, Tammy Jo Flatt Gillespie; son, Ryan (Chelsey) Gillespie; daughter, Rachel (fiance’ Kris Cave) Gillespie; mother, Nancy Gail Hutton; brother, Shane (Mary Frances) Gillespie; sisters, Shannon (Larry) Jones, Sherree (Todd) Capshaw, Shonda (Michael) Carter; granddaughter, Claire Ann Gillespie and grandson, Chandler Shay Gillespie on the way.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN

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Obituary for Martha Lucille Terry-King

Mrs. Martha Lucille Terry-King a great woman of God ended her earthly walk on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, to enter into her eternal rest. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Due to Covid-19 and the Delta Variant visitation will be a “WALK THROUGH SERVICE”

floral squareServices were held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Serenity Funeral Home:1507 Batts Ave. Springfield TN 37172 – 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon with homegoing service following.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home in Springfield, TN.

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Obituary for Janet Lynn Braddy Simon

Janet Lynn Braddy Simon, age 78, of Springfield, Tennessee died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at St. Thomas West Nashville.

Honoring her request, she was cremated, and a private family memorial service was held.

Janet was born March 5, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas to the late Louis Crawford Braddy and Mary Natalie Riggs Braddy. Her brother, John P. Braddy, sister, Shirley Braddy and son-in-law, Christopher P. Heckethorn also preceded her in death. She was retired from Government Services Automation in Nashville, TN, where she was an executive assistant. Janet graduated from East High School in Wichita, KS, worked at the Wichita Art Museum which was a great fit for her since she loved art. Prior to moving to Nashville, TN, she lived in Savannah, TN and worked at C.E. Roser Handle Mill. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved tennis, gardening, cooking and most of all she loved her children and grandchildren. She was excited and looked forward to becoming a great grandparent soon.

Mrs. Simon is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marc Simon and Debbie of Pleasant View, TN; daughter, Kerrie Simon floral squareHeckethorn of Dyersburg, TN, grandchildren, McKenzie Simon Ponzio and husband, John; Brock H. Simon; sisters, Sharon Braddy Larkin, Judy Braddy Matheson, and Mary Braddy Kuga and last but certainly not least her loving dog Henry.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Janet Braddy Simon memorial fund at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital using the following link

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Darrell Glen Hankins

Darrell Glen Hankins, age 56 of Springfield, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center.

Memorial services were conducted Friday, September 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Christ Community Church with Bro. Curtis Hester officiating. The family received friends at the church Friday from 3 PM until the hour of service.

Darrell was born September 3, 1965 in Russellville, KY to the late Robert Lee and Odie Gaines Delk Hankins. He was a member of Christ Community Church and had worked at Electrolux for many years. He enjoyed watching football, especially the New York Giants and enjoyed softball. He loved going floral squareto the Smokey Mountains and enjoyed driving. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lewis Hankins.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Hankins of Springfield and his sister, Marilyn Hankins of Springfield.

The family request no flowers be sent.

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Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Obituary for Lawrence Dale Jackson

Age 86 of White House went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 18, 2021 at his home. He was born May 17, 1935 in Hardin, KY to Charlie Simmons & Mary Mavis Elkins Jackson. He worked as a skilled carpenter before his retirement. He had constructed and designed church buildings. He was a member of Skyview Church of Christ. He was the song director for many years at Evendale Church of Christ in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Jackson enjoyed country and gospel music, going to the Grand Ole Opry, visiting and photographing covered bridges and playing and singing with his guitar.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Helen Marie Rouse Jackson; second wife, Zetta Cox Jackson; son, Charles Lawrence Jackson; brother, Bob Jackson. He is survived by his son, Philip Dale Jackson, California; daughter, Teresa Jackson, White House, TN; brother, Patrick (Belva) Jackson, South Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Sharon Marie Garner, Dale Wilson Adams, Crystal Dawn Pollard and Tess Joy Sullins; 8 great-grandchildren, Callie, Gavin, Calvin, Drake, Brody, Walter, Jameson Jackson “JJ” and floral squareHugh.

Graveside service and burial was held Friday, September 24, 2021 at 3PM EST at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, OH. Arlington Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens was in charge of Ohio arrangements (513)521-7003.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Gladys Lucille Townsend Watkins

Gladys Lucille Watkins, the youngest of nine siblings, was born on March 19,1935 in Springfield, Tennessee, to the late Lloyd Townsend, Sr. and Della Wells Townsend. She departed this life on Monday, September 13, 202l.

Lucille confessed Christ at an early age at First Missionary Baptist Church, Springfield, Tennessee. Pastors J.T. Martin, W.J. Speed and Martin P. Winslow. She moved to San Diego, California uniting with Bayview Baptist Church, Pastors Timothy Winters, and Terry Brooks. In 2016 she returned to Tennessee and reunited with First Baptist under Pastor Emanuel Haygood. While attending Bayview, she faithfully served on the Culinary and Health Ministries, and the Silver Strands Senior Group.

Lucille was educated in the Robertson County Tennessee School System, and was a graduate of Bransford High School, Class of 1953. She attended Tennessee State University as well as Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California.

Lucille married Larry L. Watkins and they were parents of three sons, Tony, John, and Larry, Jr.

Lucille had a heart of gold and had a genuine love for people. She had a passion for cooking and enjoyed talking on the phone (Minnie said to put the phone in with her *smile*). She faithfully mailed monthly cards to all her family, friends and loved ones. We all will miss our “Mama,” “Granny Lucille,” “Ludie,” “Mrs. Watkins,” “Ganna Lucille,” “Sweet Thang” and her amazing meals and sweet birthday cards. It was her goal to live her life pleasing to God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd, Sr. and Della Townsend; Husband, Larry L. Watkins, Sr.; son, Larry L. Watkins, Jr.; siblings, George Townsend, Elizabeth York, Rose Townsend, Lloyd Townsend, Callie Chatman, Mattie Townsend, Jewel Townsend, and Louise Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memories her sons, Tony (Benita) Townsend of Springfield, TN, and John (Margot) Townsend of Peachtree Comers, GA; widowed daughter -in -law, Andrea Watkins of Canada; grandsons, Kevin (Katie) Townsend, Michael Townsend, and Jonathan (Terrace) Townsend; granddaughters, Brittany Townsend and Isabella Watkins; great -grandsons, Isaiah West and Karter Townsend; great -granddaughters, Kristen Townsend, Makiriya Townsend, Trinity Townsend, Aaliyah Townsend, and Kailyn Townsend; nephews, Phillip Townsend, Billy (Elaine) Townsend, Thomas (Patricia) Townsend, Jimmy (Vanessa) Townsend; nieces, Keitha Fudge, Delinda Bell, Audrey Baker, Thelma Northington, Equilla Wicks, Rosa (Roy) Rogers, Pattie Townsend, and Virginia (John) Neuble; honorary niece, Ruth (Bobby) Trotter; sister -in -love, Lena Bradley of Washington, DC; a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends. She was loved dearly by her devoted California families, including Minnie Williams (the Thelma to her Louise), special daughters -in -love, Diane (Don) floral squareBradley of California and Bonnie (Joe) Otis of Texas, and the entire Bayview Baptist Church Family.

Viewing, Visitation, and Funeral was Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Community Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Brooks, Bayview Baptist Church, San Diego, CA, Eulogy and Reverend Jimmy Townsend, Officiant; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Watkins and Townsend family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Johnny Willeby, Jr.

Johnny Wayne Willeby, Jr., age 55 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

A memorial service was conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 6:00PM on Thursday, September 23rd, with Bro. Bobby Willeby officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, September 23rd from 4:00PM until the hour of service at 6:00PM.

floral squareJohnny was born on August 17th, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee to Johnny “Wayne” Willeby, Sr. and the late Linda Willeby. He was a NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Stephania Willeby; sons, Derek Willeby, and Michael (Jordan) Willeby; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Elizabeth Waldrop

Elizabeth Ann Waldrop, age 87, of Aiken, South Carolina, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 17, 2021 and is finally “Home at Last”.

A private graveside service was held Friday, September 24, 2021 in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee at the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Bob Carroll officiating. Burial followed with Gary Tate, Sonny Hill, Kyle Tate, Chad Tate, Harvey Jones, Herschel Dowdell and Joel Rivera serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Waldrop was born to Warren Wilber and Margaret Hill Robinson in Grenada, Mississippi on October 12, 1933. She attended the University of Mississippi and met the love of her life, Max Lee Waldrop, at a Delta Gamma Sorority function. They married on May 24, 1953 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grenada. She lived her life as an exemplary and devoted military spouse, raising three children in many places called “home” and by herself many times. She was a faithful servant of our Lord and ensured her family was just as faithful. Mr. and Mrs. Waldrop read the Bible daily “together at the end of each day” whether they were in the same room or separated by different time zones or countries. She enjoyed quilting with her friends, making clothes, embroidery, crochet, needle point, planting buttercups and gardening. She loved her family genealogy and heirlooms from the past, and had just signed her Mayflower Society application on August 8, 2021.

She travelled the world with her husband (Europe, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Argentina, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, Nepal, India and Greece as well as the continental U.S.). Their second year of marriage found them leaving Ft. Campbell, KY with a one-year-old son, Max, Jr. and living in Salzburg, Austria for a year. Their next duty station was Manheim and Heidelberg, Germany for two years where her second child, Nancy Ann, was born. From there they were assigned to Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and their third child, Mary Alice, was born. As a military wife, she lived in subsequent locations including Ft. Riley, KS; Grenada, MS while Max was in South Korea; Oxford, MS (twice); Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Memphis, TN while Max was in South Vietnam; and Ft. Benning, GA (3 times). They retired in Oxford where they lived for 30 years and relocated to Aiken, SC to be with their youngest child.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Waldrop is preceded in death by her brother, Warren Wilber Robinson, Jr., and daughter, Nancy Ann Waldrop. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Lynne Mitchell; son, Max Lee (Sheila) Waldrop, Jr.; daughter, Mary Alice Waldrop; granddaughters, Emily Dye, Amy Hughes, and Kimberly (Sonny) Hill; and a great-granddaughter, Molly Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “One Fine Place, French Camp, Mississippi 39745”. Mr. and Mrs. Waldrop faithfully supported the Christ-centered ministry of French Camp floral squareAcademy for their entire lives, as he lost his mother when he was a young child. FCA serves children needing a safe and stable home and school environment. They enjoyed helping French Camp with special projects like the Waldrop Room, a conference room dedicated in honor of Mr. Waldrop on his 80th birthday and building the Waldrop Pavilion that sits on a 30-acre lake enjoyed by FCA children. For additional details, go to www.frenchcamp.org.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Letezia Jones

Letezia Malone Jones entered this earthly life on January 15, 1950 to the late Clarence H. Malone and the late Pauline E. Noel Malone. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, God summoned his angel, Letezia to come to her heavenly home.
She was a 1968 graduate of Bransford High School. After graduation, she attended business school before becoming employed by Cutters Exchange for sixteen years. She then worked for the State of Tennessee in Title Registration.

Letezia accepted Christ at a young age at Whites Chapel CME Church.

Letezia loved being with her children, grandchildren, and all of her family and friends. She enjoyed trips and spending time with her classmates. She loved listening to a variety of music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Jones; son, James D. Jones, and brothers, Clarence Malone, Jr., Damon T. Malone; and stepbrother, Ricky Ewing. Letezia leaves to cherish her precious memories: sons, Keifus E. (Becky) Malone, and Timothy Germaine Jones; grandchildren, Mikayla S. David, Amitrah Hatcher, Keenan A. David, and Keturah G. Malone; brothers, Anthony Malone; sisters, Patricia A. Malone, Carlene (Willie) Gardner and Valerie Malone; step -brothers, Tony (Carolyn) Ewing, and Michael (Mary) Ewing; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, floral squarecousins, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral was Saturday, Sept 18 at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Townsend, officiating and Rev. Phillip Townsend, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Jones and Malone family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Robert Collins, III

Robert Everett Collins, III “Bubba”, age 41 of Franklin, Tennessee, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at Williamson Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 12:00PM Noon on Thursday, September 23rd, with family & friends officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with Matt Oliver, John Shrum, Justin Dorris, Chris Gilmore, Jimmy Bonner, and Justin Hutchinson serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 22nd from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Thursday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 12:00PM.

Robert was born on September 21st, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee to Robert & Pam Boner Collins, Jr. He worked in the construction industry. He was a Christian.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, James Boner, and Robert & Ruby Collins, Sr.

floral squareIn addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Ethan Collins; sisters, Patrica (Chris) Gilmore, and Crystal (Justin) Dorris; fianceꞌ, Samantha Donelson; grandmother, Joyce Boner; nieces and nephews, Alizabeth (Queintan) Britton, Caitlyn Gilmore, Hope (Eli) Darnell, Jadyn Osborne, and Kingston Dorris; and great-niece, Loka Darnell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for James Riley Gardner

 James Riley Gardner was born September 14, 1937, in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He was called home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2021 from the Waters of Winchester in Winchester, Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by mother, Elnora Dowdy; father, Aaron Gardner; brothers, Robert Aaron Gardner Sr, Joseph Gardner, Frank Gardner; sisters, Glodena Gardner, Martha Gardner, Goldie Gardner, and Dorothy J. Hines.

James was a graduate of Bransford High School. He attended Tennessee State University where he pursued music. His love for music led him to play in bands, as well as play for several local gospel groups.

He also had a career as an electrician and was employed by Tennessee Lightning and Appliance for many years until his retirement.

James was married to Florence Ann Tyler on October 1, 1960 for forty-three years. She preceded him in death on February 26, 2004. To this union was born four children, three daughters and one son.
James gave his life to Christ at an early age, and later was baptized in Jesus’ name, was filled with the Holy Ghost and attended Greater Faith Church, now known as City of Faith International.

He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Teresa Gardner, James (Cecelia) Gardner, Lisa (William) Savage, and Sonya Gardner, all of Springfield, Tennessee; one sister, Nora (Joseph) Smith. He also leaves five grandchildren; Roderick Gardner, Roslyn Gardner, Jeffrey Thomas, Nicole Gardner, and Lectricia Gardner. To his memory he also leaves great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, floral squarecousins, and friends.

Viewing, Visitation and Funeral Service was Sat. Sept. 18 at City of Faith Church with Minister Marco Partinger, Officiant and Pastor Robert Gardner, Eulogy; Interment is in Restlawn Memorial Garden.
Keep the Gardner family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Shirley Cavender Nipper

Shirley Cavender Nipper, age 84, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Tristar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Marvin Crouch officiating. Burial followed in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Donald Bennett, Randy Cavender, Scotty Cavender, Ross Raymer, Jr., Mac Wilson and Kenneth Holman serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mrs. Nipper was born October 24, 1936 in Davidson County to the late Herschel Hubert and Pearl Choate Cavender, Sr. She was a bookkeeper for the East Tennessee Automobile Club in Knoxville for 36 years. She also worked for three other companies combined, a total of 53 years, before retiring in 2009. She was a member of the Adams Church of Christ, she loved her family, she loved the Lord, and she loved reading the Bible.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Nipper is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wayne Nipper, her sisters, Mildred Stuard, Marie Comperry and Gladys Carr, and her brothers, Sunny Cavender and Mack Cavender.

floral squareMrs. Nipper is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Wayne and Jodyann Nipper of Council Bluffs, IA; grandchildren, Travin Jedrek “T.J.” Nipper and Kalista Cadee Nipper; special friends, Mackie Holman, Noreen Spain, Mary Sprouse, Eddie Sayne and Bill Willett; special niece, Nancy Lyda; and several nephews and nieces.

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Obituary for Gladys Mai Williams “Ms. Brick House”

Gladys Mai Clemons Williams was born May 5, 1955 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late George and Kathleen Bigsbee Clemons. She was the sixth child out of sixteen.

She was a very faithful and active member of Star of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board, Choir, Willing Workers and the Pastor’s Aide Committee over the years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Brenda Scharkley, Charles Clemons, and Minnie Mai Clemons, and one grandson, Anthony L. Williams. Gladys attended both Bransford High and Springfield High School, Class of 1975.
She worked as a factory worker and later became a CNA and worked in nursing homes. Gladys absolutely loved and adored her family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her, whatever she thought they wanted or needed, she made sure they had it. She loved her church, family dinners, family parties, but more than anything she loved her family vacations. She recently returned from her favorite vacation place, Las Vegas, where she had the best time. She also loved singing, skating, swimming, and playing cards. She made it her priority to teach her grandbabies to swim and she did just that, she even taught them her trade of playing cards and enjoyed sitting around the table with them on the holidays to play with them. She also really loved her monthly trips to the casino with her friends and daughters. To know her was to love her. She was definitely one of a kind. She was brave, strong and courageous. She fought her battle like no other could. She loved “LIFE” and lived it fearlessly until the end.

On September 9, 2021 she transitioned to be with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memories and love to her devoted husband, Joe T. Williams; her “G5” two sons, Vernon (Robbin) Clemons, and Anthony (Christina) Clemons; three daughters, Jolynda (Damon) Morrell, Brandy Williams and Katherine Williams, her spoiled baby; two stepsons, Mark Mitchell and Christopher Williams; one stepdaughter, Carla Mitchell Nolley whom she loved as her own; twenty-one grandchildren and her devoted and dedicated grandchildren, Chelsey, MaKayla, Maliyah, Monica MyKel, Myana, Bre`ana, Faith, Regan, Ryan, J’Kyra, Monteiga and Serenity; nine great-grandchildren, and her newest Leighton, whom she cherished; six brothers, George (Delores), James (Paula) Johnny (Gracie), Dexter, Jeffrey (Bonita), and Andray (Dalydia) Clemons; six sisters, Annie (Ernest) Cook, Linda (William) McKinney, Verna Clemons, Cherie Woodard, Carol (Byron) Young, and Tammy (Tyrone) Young; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; two very devoted nephews, Ben Scharkley and Curtis Clemons; her very special floral squarefriends, Freida Frey, and Aniya Stewart; devoted neighbor, Marie Demonbreum; her best friend and sister, Joyce Cantrell; and her bonus family that she loved dearly, the Cantrell Family.

Viewing and Visitation was Friday, Sept.17 and Saturday, Sept 18 with Funeral Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Bell, Officiating and Pastor Johnny Clemons, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Keep the Williams and Clemons family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Rudy Carroll

Rudy Lee Carroll, age 62, of Springfield, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 4pm in the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Jake Townsend officiating. Burial followed with Mike Justice, Chris Ford, Andy Ford, Adam Pike, Jonathon Adams and J.P. Mitchell serving as pallbearers. Visitation washeld at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Saturday from 1-3pm.

Mr. Carroll was born December 10, 1958 in Springfield to the late Billy Brown and Dorothy Myrl “Dottie” Durham Carroll. He worked as a driver for the Robertson Cheatham Co-op.

floral squareMr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Robbin Ford Carroll; daughter, Jennifer Brown Carroll; and brothers, Mike (Javena) Carroll and Roger (Amy Grassham) Carrol, all of Springfield.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Church Cemetery Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Dave Hull

David Chaires Hull “Dave”, age 45 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 18th, with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 17th from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Dave was born on October 31st, 1975 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Betty Chaires Harrison and David Allen Hull. He was a Disc Jockey in the entertainment business and was always the life of the party. He was a foodie who loved shopping and was “newly” domesticated. He was affectionately known as “Incredible Hull”. He attended 24 Church in Pleasant View.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Vince & Franky Hull; sister, Angel Hull; and niece, Addyson Hull.

floral squareSurvivors include his sons, Gavin Hull, Josh Strother, and a baby on the way; daughter, AJ Hull; brother, James (Taylor) Hull; step-brother, John (Kayce) Harrison; sisters, Lisa Hull, Rejeana (Derrick) Gray, and Jennifer Hull; step-sister, Amber Harrison; and many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Donnie Laney

Donnie Ray Laney, age 69 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Friday, September 17th, with Bro. Thomas T. Rawls officiating. Burial followed in Mallory’s Cemetery with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 17th from 10:00AM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Laney was born on August 12th, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Clyde Lillard & Sallie Margaret Harris Laney. He was retired from CRT Packaging Company. He enjoyed fishing and was a huge UT fan. Mr. Laney loved his family most especially his grandchildren. He attended Organic Community Christian Church in Greenbrier.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Janice Laney; and brother, Wayne Casey.

floral squareSurvivors include his children Kassandra Laney, Kameron Laney, Kliford (Tiffany) Laney, and Khrystan Laney; brothers, Terry (Jeanette) Laney, and Randall (Carolyn) Laney; and grandchildren, Maddox Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Noah Laney, and Kliford Laney.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Twyla Irene Dile

Age 53 of Nashville passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at her home. She was born June 20, 1968 in Americus, GA to Leon Keel & Darlene Childress.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Talia Dile Harness; son, Nathaniel Dile; sister, Tracy. She is survived by her two sons, Chadwick Dile, Clarksville, TN and Jemini Lyons, Nashville, TN; brothers, Willie (Quanisha) Keel and Larry Childress, both of Nashville, TN; sisters, Tangie Hayes, Nashville, Tn and Leona Hubrich, Lewisburg, TN; 9 grandchildren.

floral squareA memorial service was held Monday, September 20, 2021 in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. David Manning officiating. Inurnment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation is planned for Monday, September 20, 2021 11AM-1PM at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Harry Clarence Hadley Jr.

Mr. Harry Clarence Hadley, Jr., age 86, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, died on September 12, 2021 at Signature Healthcare in Portland. Harry was born on November 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Harry Clarence Hadley, Sr. and Clementine Hadley. Harry was a gifted Piano Technician and spent many years improving his craft. He was also a Christian and loved his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Hadley. Harry is survived by his daughters, Tabitha Stock of Hendersonville, Nancy McBride of Alabama, and Deborah Perry of Pittsburg, PA; granddaughters, Stacy Stock of Hendersonville and Nikki White of Franklin, KY; son-in-law, floral squareTimothy Stock of Goodlettsville, TN.

Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00am until his Celebration of Life service at 2:00pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Donald “Donnie” Binkley

Donald E. Binkley “Donnie”, age 84 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Thursday, September 16th, with Bro. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Good Springs Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 15th from 4:00PM until 7:00PM and again on Thursday from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Binkley was born on December 10th, 1936 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Ira Haywood & Ethel Martin Binkley. He was retired from Pepsi Cola Company and loved to play golf and country style dancing. He was a Christian.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Binkley; and brothers Thomas, Paul, Ray, John, & David Binkley.
Survivors include his son, Lee (Jan) Binkley; daughter, Denise (Jim) floral squareBradshaw; brother, Jerry (Nora) Binkley; sisters, Ruth Felts, Marie Wheeler, Janice (Rodney) Ford, and Yvonne Merritt; grandchildren, Seth (Jessica) Willis, and Kelsey Binkley; step-grandchildren, Paul (Lacey) Douglas, and Seth (Nilah) Douglas; special cousin, Jimmy Bracey.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Attn: Fund Development, 2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.

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